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Cybersecurity News and Threat Intelligence for Business

Phishing Attacks Abuse Microsoft Office Surveys

on July 24, 2019 | by David Pickett | microsoft 365, advanced email security, phishing

While many malicious attackers have been busy exploiting Microsoft Azure to launch phishing and malware attacks, lesser skilled actors have increasingly turned to Microsoft Excel or Forms online surveys. It's extremely easy to craft a phishing site using the built-in survey template that Excel or Fo ... read more

Spy MAX Android RAT Targets Luxury Business Sector

on June 05, 2019 | by David Pickett | android, malware, advanced email security

On June 4, 2019, AppRiver's Advanced Email Security filter began to quarantine low volume waves of highly targeted attacks directed toward businesses who operate in the luxury services sector. Examples of these businesses include yacht brokers, executive housekeeping and staffing providers, and som ... read more

Small businesses value MSPs most for threat preven…

on June 05, 2019 | by appriver | MSP, cybersecurity, AppRiver Cyberthreat Index for Business

According to the FBI’s IC3 and other industry reports, cyberattacks are now the fastest growing crime in the U.S. and are said to be the greatest threat to businesses around the world. Last year, a ransomware attack with a $51,000 bitcoin demand from cybercriminals on the city of Atlanta was e ... read more

THREAT ALERT - Malware Being Hosted On Azure

on May 30, 2019 | by David Pickett | malware, web security, advanced email security

THREAT ALERT - AZURE CURRENTLY HOSTING MALWAREOn Sept. 7, 2018, we first detailed how malicious attackers abused Azure's Custom Domain Name registrations to host credential phishing sites. On April 29, 2019, we released information on how compromised user data was exposed from attacks originating fr ... read more